India is one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world. Many people with deep pockets wanted to buy high performance motorcycles, but they weren’t sold in India before. For this reason, they were illegally imported into our country via the black market. We have already covered a number of motorcycles seized by police. Well, here are two other high performance bikes that can be found at Thane’s RTO. We can see a red Suzuki Hayabusa and a Yamaha R6. The image was clicked @ anku.hrc and uploaded to Instagram by rip_car. According to the Instagram post, these bikes were seized by DRI years ago and they are left to rot now, as we can see in the photo.
The R6 was never officially sold in India by Yamaha. However, he still had a following cult. The Yamaha R6 is now only offered as a track bike. In the Yamaha range, the R6 has been replaced by a recently launched R7. The R6 was fitted with a 600cc, inline-four engine, which produced 116hp of maximum power and maximum torque of 61Nm. The engine was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. With a curb weight of only 190 kg, it goes without saying that the R6 is a very fast motorcycle.
Now Yamaha has introduced the R7 to the international market. It is based on the MT-O7 which is a naked street motorcycle. The R7 comes with a twin-cylinder parallel engine that produces 72hp of maximum power and 67Nm of maximum torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with slip clutch and power assist. Yamaha also offers an optional quick-shifter.
The other motorcycle in the photo is the legendary Hayabusa. He rose to fame in India when John Abraham edited him in the hit movie Dhoom. The motorcycle in the photo is completely covered in dust and has not been driven or even moved for a long time. The Hayabusa was one of the fastest motorcycles in the world with a top speed of over 300 km / h.
The bike we see is from the previous generation because Suzuki has just launched a whole new generation of Hayabusa in our country, the first batch of which is already sold out. The motorcycle comes with a 1340cc liquid cooled four cylinder engine. Suzuki calls it “the fastest Hayabusa of all time”. However, in comparison, the motorcycle lost power and torque, but Suzuki also managed to reduce the weight of the motorcycle by 2 kg.
The 2021 Hayabusa produces 187 hp of maximum power and 150 Nm of maximum torque. In comparison, the previous generation of Hayabusa produced 194 hp of maximum power and 154 Nm of maximum torque. The output power has been reduced by 7 hp while the output torque has decreased by 4 Nm. The fuel consumption of the motorcycle has also decreased from 21.5 kmpl to 18.06 kmpl.
That said, the new Hayabusa is packed with a lot more tech and features than ever before. It has a new TFT display with analog gauges, launch control, cornering ABS, rear wheel lift control, cruise control, ride modes, an easy start system, a quick two-way shifter and much more.